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Guzmania 'Hope'

Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Semi-Shade Lots of Water Occasional Misting Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Epiphyte Woody Herbaceous


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub (Herbaceous), Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A herbaceous shrub with a rosette growth form.
Foliage Leaves are green and smooth, spineless and soft to touch, arranged in a rosette form.
Flowers Flowers are borne on a terminal inflorescence. Bracts are red with white tips.
Etymology The genus epithet 'Guzmania' is named for Anastasio Guzman, Spanish pharmacist and naturalist. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Occasional Misting
Diseases Susceptible to root rot if planted in poorly-drained soils.
Propagation Method Division


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth

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Master ID 32709
Species ID 7121
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.